In what has been our annual tradition, it’s another year and another batch of Advent Calendars. This year gives us a unique opportunity with the addition of the Marvel Advent Calendar, allowing all of us to focus on licensed Advent Calendars. Ace will be handling Star Wars (75307), Eric will take Harry Potter (76390), and Nick is taking on Marvel (76196) instead of City. We’ll be walking through them all, giving our little pictures and mini reviews, and keeping a running tally of the hits and misses for each day.


HP and Marvel are still neck and neck. The numbers:

  • Star Wars: 13 Hits / 7 Misses
  • Harry Potter: 10 Hits / 10 Misses
  • Marvel: 10 Hits / 10 Misses

There are still enough days on the calendar for an upset in the race to the top. Or bottom for that matter.

LEGO Star Wars (Ace)

A weapons rack. I totally did not see that coming. A bit hard to tell from the photo but there’s a trans clear wall panel in the middle there at the top. I really think these things are made from table scraps and I’ve given up trying to figure out how these things fit into the Star Wars universe. You get a regular rifle and Mando’s Amban sniper rifle. We’ve had a handful of minifigs thus far, but only IG-11 from yesterday would be considered a main cast member. With his rifle appearing today, Mando can’t be too far off…

LEGO Harry Potter (Eric)

Ah, the Great Hall table. It wouldn’t be a Harry Potter calendar without a Great Hall table. We didn’t get any last year, because that advent calendar was made with a glowing spark of creativity. In 2019, there were two tables. And the build hasn’t changed since. If it ain’t broke…

Stop putting these tables in advent calendars. No one likes these tables.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Nick)

What’s this? The calendar gives us a great little build to actually put us above .500 for the first time since Day 2? Madness! This is simple, but again, a great small build. The main way to improve on it would have been to give us different colored statues to put in there and show off the wide variety of suits. Still, this is great, and a mini Hall-of-Armor is a nice micro build.

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